Match your short film with our curated festival database, covering all platforms, and direct submissions. Receive a monthly list of festivals, from A-list to genre, specific for your short film. Our smart algorithm filters and ranks the festivals for you. The tool guides you through the submissions, and keeps the overview. FestivalWhizz saves you time, money and hassle.



No matter if live-action, animation or documentary: FestivalWhizz evaluates each film, and matches it with our database of more than 2,500 carefully selected competitions of festivals from all over the world. Covering festivals from major submission platforms like Filmfreeway, Withoutabox, Shortfilmdepot etc. but also the growing number of festivals with a direct submission. Our tool is the first of its kind. FestivalWhizz assists you to create a strong submission strategy, and always keeps the overview. Find out more details in our HOW IT WORKS section, or register to access the FAQs. 


Register and try FestivalWhizz risk-free: receive a list of eight film festivals at no charge and see how it works

This service is best-suited for films completed within the last 12 months, and with a runtime of max. 30 minutes. 
Your film doesn’t meet this criteria? Contact us 
No credit card details needed, no obligations. This free offer is available to first time users. 




FestivalWhizz is made by CUT-UP


Only two years young, our festival distribution agency CUT-UP already has an impressive list of achievements. We helped shorts get screened and awarded at prestigious film festivals including: Festival de Cannes, Festival de Film Locarno, Toronto Intl. Film Festival, Berlinale, Screamfest LA, Palm Springs Intl. Shortfest, Zlín Film Fest, Clermont-Ferrand Intl. Short Film Festival, Short Shorts Tokyo, Anima Mundi, sxsw, Tampere Film Festival, and DOK Leipzig. We are also consulting BAFTA winners, and Oscar nominees.

FestivalWhizz provides you direct access to CUT-UP 's database and algorithm. Call us or send us an e-mail if you have questions!